The Change

In my writing, I’m exploring this idea of the Change. Yes, it is about climate change, but people are asking me if it is more than that – is it also about the political climate of the future? Is it the economy?

Well, I’m working on a trilogy with my series of ‘Mya and Ark’ and what exactly the Change means for this fictional story is evolving. This seems like a good place to scrapbook some of the ideas and inspirations I am discovering for my fictional Change.

I first started making things up online about the Change using a nifty tool called Audioboo.com. It lets me record sound through an app on my phone. In the early days of developing the idea of the Change I was taking inspiration from a climate summit held with world leaders in Copenhagen. You can listen to one of my entries about the Change.

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In finding inspiration for what the Change may be like thirty years in the future, for my fictional story about 'Mya and Ark', I like to look at posts on Instagarm from everydayclimatechange.

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For inspiration for what the Change might be, I follow everyday climate change on Instagram. It is a real peek at the impact climate change is having around the world. Combined with photos, it is a powerful medium to watch the devastation and impact happening to people and the planet. With some of the stories, I like to use my imagination and predict, a few decades into the future, what the full impact will be.

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This post on everydayclimatechange on Instagram gives me hope for the future! I'm writing about a dystopian environment of future Earth that, as the trilogy 'Mya and Ark' continues, evolves into a utopian eye-view of the world. I struggle with the absence of hope in the face of climate change. When I see this wind turbine of Scotland, generating renewable energy, I feel hope for the planet. I like to think that if wind turbines and many, many other alternative energy resources come into use -- then humanity has a chance to survive the Change.

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I like to think there is hope. I think sometimes about crowdfunding and how hundreds, thousands of people can pledge money to a project to fund it to success. Well, if millions of people on Earth were to do little things in their everyday lives, would this make a positive impact and reverse the Change? Would we be able to reverse the effects of climate change? Collectively, there is great hope.

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